How Much Can a 2020 Toyota Tacoma Tow?

December 20th, 2019 by

2020 Toyota Tacoma towing a boat
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds when properly equipped, but different configurations have different capabilities. Regardless of which model you choose, the new Tacoma is built to handle tough jobs around Santa Cruz and beyond! Just because the top Tacoma trim can tow 6,800 pounds, though, doesn’t mean that you necessarily need that much — so, by trim level, how much can a Toyota Tacoma tow?

2020 Tacoma Towing Capacity by Trim

  • Base Tacoma and SR5: Up to 3,500 pounds.
  • Base Tacoma and SR5 with Towing Package: Up to 6,400 pounds
  • When equipped with an optional 3.5L V6 and Towing Package: Up to 6,800 pounds

Models equipped with the optional 3.5L V6 engine and Towing package can also handle up to 1,440 pounds of payload. Suffice to say that this capable compact pickup truck is as good for towing a boat for some weekend leisure as it for towing and hauling heavy cargo to and from a job site around Monterey.
2020 Toyota Tacoma grille

Performance Features of the 2020 Tacoma

For starters, you can choose from two engine options with the 2020 Tacoma:

  • Base Engine: 2.7L four-cylinder that produces 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • Optional Engine: 3.5L V6 that produces 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.

And while the engine is the beating heart of this pickup truck, it’s loaded with additional features to help you maximize its capabilities.

  • Toyota Tacoma Tow Package: Helps you maximize the truck’s hauling potential by including smart features like Trailer-Sway Control, which manages engine torque and applies brake pressure to individual wheels to help you maintain control of your trailer.
  • Two Transmission Options: The new Tacoma is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
  • Composite Bed With 120V Outlet: The Tacoma’s bed is made of a fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) surface to handle tough impacts from rough services while looking great for years. The available outlet in the truck bed gives you additional versatility.

Drive the 2020 Tacoma at Santa Cruz Toyota

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma’s towing capacity is truly impressive, but it’s got lots of other merits, too, including cutting-edge technology and exceptional comfort features. To take a test drive, just make the trip from Aptos to Santa Cruz Toyota in Capitola, CA. In the meantime, you can contact us with any questions – like if you need help getting a new Toyota key fob — or apply for financing online.

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